- Dylan Thomas (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- Dylan Thomas (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
- Dylan Thomas (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Dylan Thomas (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Dylan Thomas
- First Published: 1953
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The early twentieth century
- Setting: Wales
- Characters: The narrator, Mr. Thomas, Sarah Thomas, Benjamin Franklyn, Mr. Weazley, Noah Bowen, Enoch Davies, Will Sentry, O. Jones
- Genres: Social realism, Short fiction
- Subjects: Family or family life, Adolescence, Twentieth century, Drinking or drunkenness, Men, Boys, Great Britain, Wales or Welsh people, Buses
- Locales: Europe, Wales, United Kingdom
In an attempt to provide a momentary respite from the rigors of work and the limits of domesticity, a group of men in West Wales go on an annual outing. It has as its ostensible destination the town of Porthcawl, but it is actually designed to stop at every inviting public house along the way. During the course of the year, a fund is gradually accumulated sufficient to purchase twenty cases of pale ale to supplement the fare of the local pubs and to hire a sightseeing bus for transportation. The story is told from the perspective of a young boy with a poet’s flair...
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